By A Correspondent- A Harare woman got the shock of her life after she discovered that she was registered as dead at the registrar general’s office.
The woman, identified as Mirriam whose identity was reportedly stolen by one Innocent Chitauro, who works in the Defence ministry after he processed his late wife’s death certificate using the woman’s identity card narrated to ZimEye how the development had left her traumatised
She revealed that she discovered this when she visited the registrar general’s office seeking to renew her passport. She also said she is currently without any identity documents as her national ID and birth certificate were with held at the registrar general’s office pending investigations.
Said Mirriam, while narrating her ordeal to ZimEye:
“The man who processes his wife’s death certificate using my name is called Innocent Chitauro of 2323 St Marys in Chitungwiza and he works in the ministry of Defence. Chitauro is currently stationed in Gutu. The deceased woman was named Pauline Dzakata who died on March 20 2010 and she reportedly died at Chitungwiza General Hospital.
She was reportedly buried in Makoni district, Rusape under Chief Tandi. On the death certificate there is a phone number belonging to one Alice Manjera who revealed that she is based in Masvingo.
The death certificate bearing my name was issued at Makoni registry offices in Chitungwiza.
Innocent Chitauro is busy enjoying his life after he ruined my life by stealing my identity to process his wife’s death certificate. The same for his dead wife who is resting in peace while i am suffering to reclaim my stolen identity.
I want to know why they did this to me…but before that i want my identity back.”
watch the video loading below for the full details of how Mirriam discovered that she was “dead”.